Middle School Update. January 20th 2017

Queridos padres,

This week has passed by really fast, but that doesn’t mean that our students have worked less! In fact they have been busy bees!

In 7th grade Humanities, Joshua, our new student, did a project about the weapons used during the Ottoman Empire, and for the presentation he brought along a trebuchet and some catapults he made out of legos! Here is a great slow motion video showing how the trebuchet works and some pictures! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpDb-oQbpkg&feature=youtu.be

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Meanwhile in 8th grade humanities students presented their inquiry projects on the Renaissance, Reformation, and European Exploration.

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Today we had a very special assembly, where professional dancer Quentin Robinson, with whom Ruby Jenni danced at the VIBE, came and showed us the “Happy” dance that they created for such event. It was an amazing experience to see all the kids enjoying together the art of dancing!

Photo credit: Solomon Kentworthy

Photo credit: Solomon Kentworthy

Also Birch Banks has written this beautiful and inspirational poem in honor of the Inauguration:

Inauguration

By Birch Banks

 

Give hope a chance

All I’m saying is, give hope a chance

Because she loves to change the world

With each word she brings light

Like a dawn, a torch in the dark, a familiar friend.

Hope.

 

Give peace a chance

Because he really needs it

To say he is fighting war is an understatement

Because he takes every low to show

The world it’s not worth it.

Never striking back,

He embraces hate as only peace can,

Fighting a battle without hurting a soul.

Peace.

 

Give equality a chance

Because they would do it for you

Equality has no boundaries, man or woman,

Gay or straight, white or black, Christian or Muslim,

Because equality wants to see each of us

Have a chance to be the change the world needs

There are no walls when equality’s involved

Equality

 

Give the world a chance

It won’t end with one person

It will end when we all give in

To hate, who can’t see the beauty in us all.

To borders, who stops a man from loving a man,

To guilt, who we hide behind until he steps aside.

We don’t need them.

The world doesn’t need them.

What we need is…

The torch at night of hope,

The strong stance of peace,

The welcome arms of equality

And each and every one of you!

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QUICK REMINDER:

Skiing forms have to be turned in asap

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PARENTS!! There is an extra assembly on January 30th at 8:45. Students should be here by 8:30 so they can be a part of the assembly promptly at 8:45. They won’t want to miss the special guests that are coming!
 
Upcoming Events
Mark your Calendar
  • TuesdayJanuary 24th and Tuesday and January 31st: Admissions Open House for Preschool – 8th grade. Spread the word about MIS! The open house will begin at 6 pm. Earn 5 volunteer hours for every family you refer that applies!
  • Wednesday, January 25th: Re-enrollment forms due.Please be sure to fill out the re-enrollment forms and return to the front office.
  • Monday, January 30th: Kick-off for “I Love to Read Month! ” Happy Reading! Ask your child about  their exciting reading challenge for the month!
Looking Ahead…

Wednesday, February 1stCoffee Talk with Julie. Come learn about the “IB Approaches to Learning”, the life long skills we want all of our students to embody.

WednesdayFebruary 1st- MCT Auditions. The 2nd – 6th grade students will
perform “El Principe Rana” on March 31st.
Friday, February 3rd. Our 4/5 and Middle School students head to Snowbowl!

 

Middle School Update 12 January, 2017

2017 is off and running for the MIS middle schoolers. All are hard at work on their science fair projects while balancing their load in English, Humanities, Spanish, Math and electives.

This week, all three grades walked over to the University to see VIBE, featuring our very own 7th grader, Ruby. Also, in case you haven’t heard, several MIS students including 5 middle schoolers were awarded prizes for their writing and art inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. In the art category, Oliver placed 3rd, Ian placed 2nd and McKenna took 1st prize. For writing, Grace took 3rd and Gillian placed 2nd. Their work will be published in the Missoulian and is on display on the walls of the main stairwell at school.

Kay Kiely reports, “Despite the frigid weather and waking up to a foot of fresh snow, the Middle School Garage Sale raised $2,184.46.” Way to go! Those funds will go a long way toward supporting the wonderful trip 8th graders take to Mexico.  Funds are shared by all three classes, with 6th and 7th graders banking their share until their 8th grade year.  Middle schoolers have another opportunity to earn money for the trip funds by babysitting this Wednesday evening for the parent meeting.

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Important Upcoming Dates:
Friday, January 13th – no school
Monday, January 16 – no school, MLK day
Wednesday, January 18 – parent meeting
Friday, January 20 – Middle School dance, 6:30-8:30

Happy New Year from the Middle School

Dear Families,

Welcome to 2017! We were all excited to come back together as a middle school community. A big welcome to Joshua Reisenfeld a new 7th grader who has joined us this semester. Also, welcome back to Ruby Jenni who recently returned from a few months abroad studying dance in Portugal.

On Wednesday, January 11th we will be walking to the Denison Theatre at the University of Montana to enjoy part of the VIBE (Vienna International Ballet Experience) festival. We will leave right after lunch and return to school by 2:45. This should be a wonderful opportunity to watch young dancers from all around the world compete. For more information on VIBE, please visit: http://www.rmbt.org/vibe/.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the second annual Middle School dance! The theme this year is Dancing Through the Ages and kiddos are encouraged to dress up like a favorite time in history or the future. The dance is on Friday, January 20th from 6:30 to 8:30 and will be held in rooms 8 and 9 at MIS. The dance is for MIS middle school kiddos only and will be chaperoned by their teachers.

This week we announced an exciting opportunity for Middle School: we will be offering an optional overnight trip to the Gordon-Reese cabin near Lost Trail Pass. The purpose of this trip is to offer a fun, experiential learning trip that provides opportunity to complete a service project for the Forest Service, try a new winter sport and build community within the Middle School class. Interested students were given additional information today, along with a permission form that must be returned by Wednesday, January 11th.

Mark your calendars: The MIS Science Fair will be held on Thursday afternoon, March 16th. All 6th-8th grade students will be presenting their fabulous projects at this event. The Montana State Science Fair will be held on Monday, March 27th at the Adam Center on the UM campus. Note that this is the very first day following Spring Break. All of our 7th and 8th graders will have the opportunity to go to this competition. More details on both of these events will be announced as we get closer.

Upcoming Events from the office:
Mark your Calendar

Monday,
January 9th “Winter Session” begins! Check out the new classes on our website here! We are offering enrichment classes for K-8 students as well as adult Spanish classes.
Tuesday,January 10th &
Tuesday, January 17th
Admissions Open House for Preschool- 8th grade
Invite families you know to come learn about all that MIS has to offer! Earn 5 volunteer hours for every family you refer that applies!

Friday,
January 13th & Monday,
January 16th NO SCHOOL Professional development day and
Martin Luther King Day

Looking Ahead…

Winter Parent Meeting- Wednesday, January 18th 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Don’t forget to sign up for childcare. And remember you get 2 parent volunteer hours for attending!

4/5 and our Middle School students head to Snowbowl! Friday, February 3rd

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New After School Classes!

Enrichment Classes for Kids and Adults

The “Winter Session ” for after school
enrichment will begin on January 9th and run
through March 17th.

There are many engaging and creative classes to choose from: Dance, Knitting and Crocheting, Animation and Design Club,llittleBits and Minetest!

Are you interested in learning Spanish?
Sign up here for our adult Spanish classes.

For more information and registration click here.

Middle School update 15 December 2016

Happy Holidays Middle School!

We’re all looking forward to a beautiful last day of the fall semester tomorrow!  We will start the day by attending The Nutcracker, watching a few of our own students shine on stage.  Please note that due to the cold weather forecast, we are asking middle schoolers to be dropped off at THE NORTH DOOR OF THE UC BUILDING at 8:45 A.M.  In the afternoon, back at school, we’ll be giving each other our secret someone gifts – I am always touched by the level of thoughtfulness and creativity shown in these hand-made, personalized gifts.

In Science this week, 7th and 8th graders ended their Genetics unit by presenting their genetic disorder awareness campaigns.  I’m super proud of how well they balanced the science behind how these disorders occur with empathy for the everyday life of folks afflicted with these challenges.

6th graders had an exciting science and engineering day last week, testing out their design process skills and understanding of Archimedes’ Principle.  Using limited and simple materials, the students designed and built sturdy cargo ships.  One of these ships held over 40 times its own weight in cargo without sinking!

All students are beginning to consider their Science Fair topics.  Be sure to ask your young scientist over break about what sort of topics he or she may be interested in studying.

We wish you all a joyful, safe and rejuvenating winter break.  See you in 2017!

Jen and the Middle School Team

 

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS!  

NO SCHOOL- MONDAY, January 2nd

First day back at school- Tuesday, January 3rd all K/1 and 2/3 classes go ice skating.

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The “Winter Session” for after school enrichment classes for kids and adults will begin on January 9th and run through March 17th.

There are many engaging and creative classes to choose from: dance, knitting and crocheting, chess, technology, and adult Spanish! For more information and registration click here.

Are you interested in learning Spanish?  Sign up here for our adult Spanish classes. 

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Upcoming Events…

Tuesday,
January 3rd &
Wednesday,
January 4th
First week of Ice Skating for K/1 and 2/3 We would love your help at the rink! Come lace up your skates and join in the fun! Please sign up here.
Monday,
January 9th
“Winter Session” starting begins! Check out the new classes on our website here! We are offering enrichment classes for K-8 students as well as adult Spanish classes.
Friday,
January 13th &
Monday,
January 16th
NO SCHOOL Professional development day and
Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday,
January 10th &
Tuesday,
January 17th
Admissions Open House for Preschool- 8th grade Invite families you know to come learn about all that MIS has to offer! Earn 5 volunteer hours for every family you refer that applies!

Looking Ahead… Parent Meeting- Wednesday, January 18th 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Middle School Update. 02 December 2016

Hola queridos padres!

This week, the 7th grade class in Spanish started to write their greeting cards for their Spanish pen-pals with Karim.  The class connected with a school in Granada and each student has a Spanish pen-pal.  This week they started to prepare paper cards that will be taken over the break by one of our Spanish teachers to our friend school.

They also practiced their reading aloud and comprehension skills in their reading groups.  To finish the week, they had some group language games that help reinforce their skills.

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Meanwhile, 6th graders started their reading buddies activities with Patty and Miriam’s class. They all had a great time reading to each other and sharing common interests. As a sneak peak I’ll say that 6th graders are creating their own books to read to them next time! Stay tuned!

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As for our great cast of Midsummer Night’s Dream, here are some pics from behind the curtain. These kiddos are working really hard, as a team, and as a great family, so they deserve a HUGE AUDIENCE at our first ever 7th and 8th grade play!  Bring your family and friends, tell your neighbors, your butcher or baker! so the hard work of our young thespians is supported!  6:30, December 8th, UM Recital Hall!

If you need volunteer hours, stick around after the show to help take down the set and return set pieces to MIS.  Thanks!
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More exciting things coming up!:

  • Coffee Talk with JULIE!

Join Julie in the Board Room for a warm cup of coffee and a discussion about Responsive Classroom at MIS.

Wednesday, December 7:  9-10 am

Click here for more detailed information.

  • Informational meeting and kindergarten visit for current preschool parents.

Tuesday, December 6th from 9-10 am

  • Original Works Orders will be available for pick up at the office on MONDAY.
  • MIS SPIRIT GEAR order forms will be at the front office on Monday!Order ASAP to have your MIS gear for on time x-mas delivery. 
  • Need holiday gift ideas? Scholastic Books make the perfect present!! 

The fliers have been given to all students this week. 

DEADLINE TO ORDER:  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH.

Browse all of the catalogs online at www.scholastic.com/readingclubs.  Our school code is HKWNM.  You may order online, books will be shipped to the school at no charge.

  • Next week, plan to attend the 7/8th grade production of Midsummer Night’s Dream. It promises to be a phenomenal performance. 

The Middle School will perform at the UM Music Recital Hall. Show begins at 6:30 PM. Click here for more information.

 

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Middle School Garage Sale

Saturday, December 10

Accepting donations NOW.

DROP OFF at our new location at 800 S. 3rd St. W. between now and Dec. 10:

 

Saturday, December 3rd: 9:00 – 11:00 

Monday December 5th 11:30 – 1:00

If the above times do not work for you, please contact Ben Super 

 to arrange 

your donation drop off. 

 

Are you able to help volunteer? 

Sign up below.

We thank you for your support!

 

More info… 

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Middle School Update 11/22

Wow, it is Thanksgiving time already. I hope everyone has a festive and safe holiday.

For this week’s blog, I would like to report that the 8th graders finished the week with a friendly but ultra competitive game that challenged their arithmetic skills as well as their ability to work together and write legibly and quickly! The 7th grade enjoyed a viewing of the oldie but goodie, “Donald In Mathemagic Land”.

Karim shared the following photos of the 7th graders with their reading buddies…

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And some things to look forward to:

7/8th grade Production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
The Middle School will perform at the UM Music Recital Hall.
Thursday, December 8, 6:30 PM  Students designed the sets, made the costumes and composed the music for this engaging production. This event is suitable for all ages.
Event is free and open to the public, however, donations of $2 per person are suggested.
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Middle School Garage Sale
Saturday, December 10
Fall is a great time to clean out closets and get rid of the old in anticipation of the new!
Please consider donating your used clothing, dishes, and furniture for our 3rd annual MIDDLE SCHOOL GARAGE SALE!
Held at MIS’s NEW PROPERTY at 800 South Third St. W.
 Help fund the middle school trips to Mexico!
Accepting donations NOW.
We are still looking for a few volunteers to help with drop off times. Sign up below and check out the current times available to drop off your items.
We thank you for your support!

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SPIRIT WEEK AT MIS!

November 28th through December 2nd, 2016

To keep this spirit week enjoyable for everyone, let’s keep costumes non-violent and appropriate for all ages. Let’s have a great week together!

Monday (11/28) Your mission is for odd grades to wear  cool colors and even grades to wear warm colors . The IB connection is being balanced.

Tuesday (11/29) Your mission is to dress up as your favorite book/movie character. The IB connection is being knowledgeable.
Wednesday (11/30) Your mission is to dress up like a superhero or a personal hero (for example: Jane Goodall or Martin Luther King, Jr).  The IB connection is being a risk-taker.
Thursday (12/1) Your mission is to dress as crazy and as wild as possible. The IB connection is being open-minded.
Friday (12/2) Your mission is to wear your MIS swag!!! The connection is that MIS is an IB school!
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Upcoming Events
 
  • November 23rd, 24th or 25th – NO SCHOOL! Enjoy your time with family…
  • Monday, November 28 – NEW Enrichment classes begin: Join us for a 3 week “mini-session”! Check out the new classes here.
  • Wednesday, December 7 – 9:00 am – Coffee Talk with Julie: Join Julie in the Board Room for a warm cup of coffee and a discussion about Responsive Classroom at MIS.
  • Thursday, December 8, 6:30 PM –  7/8th grade Production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  The Middle School will perform at the UM Music Recital Hall.
  • Saturday, December 10th- Middle School garage Sale

Middle School Update, 11/17

The 7th and 8th graders are busy collaborating on their first, ever 7th and 8th grade play. This production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is an extension of the study they did of the play during English class. While some students are busy memorizing lines as actors, others are composing and learning music while others work on sound and light cues. All middle school students are building the sets, constructing costumes and working on promotional materials for the show. This is truly an excellent collaboration!

Be sure to mark your calendars for December 8th. The play will begin at 6:30 in the UM Recital Hall on the University of Montana campus.

Seventh and eighth graders will plan to walk over to the theatre on Thursday, December 8th.  6th graders will join us there in the afternoon.  For that reason, we are asking that all students’ are picked up at the UM Recital Hall on Thursday, December 8th at 3:30.  The kiddos will be picked up at 3:30, hopefully eat a hearty snack, and then 7th and 8th graders return to the theatre by 5:00 to get in costumes for the production.  Please let Gillian know if you have questions about this.

I am still looking for volunteers to help strike the set after the production.  In addition, we will need help transporting sets and costumes back to school and washing costumes.  Again, let Gillian know if you’d like to help out in these areas.

We are all excited for this production!  Spread the word to friends and family, because we want a full house!

With gratitude for all you do to support these marvelous children, I wish you a peaceful Thanksgiving.

Gillian

Middle School update 10 November 2016

Greeting Middle School Parents!

Exciting things are happening in Middle School Science:  6th graders are finishing up their formal lab reports, documenting their entire Laws of Motion experiment.  The kids are justifiably proud of these well-written reports – be sure to ask to see their “White glove” version of the final paper.

Do you remember Punnett squares from Biology class?  Your 7th and 8th grader can tell you all about how to use these charts. They have also been running an experiment involving growing Wisconsin Fast Plants, observing the inherited traits and, this week, pollinating them to produce hybrid offspring.  Soon we’ll be able to collect the seeds and grow the next generation to observe how these traits have been passed on.

Advisors are looking forward to chatting with you during conferences next week.  Please double check your scheduled conference time and let you advisor know if you have a conflict.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Jen and the Middle School Team

8th graders caring for their Fast Plants genetics experiement

8th graders caring for their Fast Plants

From 6th grade Humanities in Spanish:  Dioramas of Catal Huyuk

From 6th grade Humanities in Spanish: Dioramas of Catal Huyuk

 Important Parking Reminders for 
Parent Teacher Conferences:
Parents, we need all the parking we can get in front of the building in the mornings! Please help us by observing the following parking guidelines:
  • Please do not park in the drop off or quick stop area if you are attending a morning conference.
  • Please be thoughtful about visiting in the hallways after conferences if there is a morning conference in session.
  • Please be sure to let the before/after care people know if your child is there because of a conference.
  • There is no charge for children in before/after care if your child is there for a conference.
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Upcoming Events:
 
Fall is a great time to clean out closets and get rid of the old in anticipation of the new!
Donate your used clothing, dishes and furniture for our 3rd annual
MIDDLE SCHOOL GARAGE SALE!!!
Saturday, December 10th from 7:30-2:00. Early bird special!!!
at MIS’s NEW PROPERTY
800 South Third St. W.
Proceeds help fund the middle school trips to Mexico.
Looking for some volunteer hours? We need your help with the garage sale! If you are ready to drop items off now, please contact the office.
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Week of November 14 Parent Teacher Conferences; your child’s teacher will schedule a time for you to meet and discuss your child’s progress at school.
MondayNovember 28 – NEW enrichment classes begin. Join us for a 3 week “mini-session”! Check out the new classes here.
WednesdayDecember 7 – Coffee Talk with Julie. Join Julie in the Board Room for a warm cup of coffee and a discussion about Responsive Classroom at MIS.
Thursday, December 8 –  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The Middle School will perform at the UM Music Recital Hall. Show begins at 6:30 PM.
 
*Monday-Friday, November 28-December 2- Spirit Week! Details to follow!

 

Middle School Blog Post 11/4/2016

The middle school enjoyed another wonderful Dia de los Mueratos celebration and I hope all the parents did as well. Loryn spent countless hours working with the middle school in preparation for our celebration. Many of our staff, student body and parents enjoyed Missoula’s Dia de los Muertos parade, which is one of the biggest such celebrations in the nation. Thank you Loryn and thank you parents for all your help and dedication.

The middle school boys played our first Copper League basketball game last night against Potomac. It was a great experience for the students and the attending parents. We have three games next week starting with at Bonner on Tuesday, at home against DeSmet on Wednesday, and then at Clinton on Thursday, which makes for a busy week of basketball. Please feel free to come out and support our team, all games this week will begin at 4:00 pm. If you need any information about the games or directions please contact me cbaker@mismt.org

Just a quick reminder to parents that the parent teacher conferences are quickly approaching. Parent Teacher Conferences will take place November 14-18. Your child(ren)’s advisory should have sent you a time and date for your conference(s), if they did not, please reach out to them and confirm a time if you could. You may also receive another email reconfirming your date/time just in case.

The 7th and 8th grade continue their tireless work on the middle school play, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Students are working hard on set design, musical accompaniment, acting and directing. Expect more info about this as we get closer to opening night!!!

 

We have also made a few changes to the schedule to better serve our middle school enrichment.

Tweaks in the Middle School Specialist Schedule:

As the 7th and 8th grade play gets underway, we are temporarily shifting our specialist classes to a block system.  The kiddos will each receive six classes in a row of a certain subject, i.e. PE, Technology, Arts and Music.  Thank you to all of our specialist teachers for being so flexible with this!  This will give Gillian and Natalie more concentrated time to rehearse for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and let the 6th graders really dig into the  project for a concentrated amount of time.

 

Here’s a repost from last week’s blog of some important information you may not have caught last week.

 

MIS Garage Sale
to benefit the 8th grade cultural exchange trip to Mexico
At the new MIS building site,
on the corner of Walnut and 3rd
ONE DAY ONLY!
Saturday, December 10th
7:30am – 2:00pm
($5 Early Bird Fee: 7:30am – 8:00am)
Come for the deals, the bake sale, the live entertainment,
to learn more about the Mexico trip or just to say hello!
Donations:
We are looking for gently used clothes, toys,
furniture, kitchenware, sporting goods, etc!
Drop off times at Walnut and 3rd will be announced soon.
Smaller items may be dropped off at the MIS gym for now.
Volunteers:
Stay tuned…
Garage sale coordinators will be posting parent volunteer opportunities soon!
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And last, but not least, keep in mind these important dates:
Friday, November 11th – NO SCHOOL. Professional day for MIS teachers to prepare for conferences.
Week of November 14th – Parent Teacher Conferences
November 23, 24 and 25 – NO SCHOOL. Enjoy time with your families over the Thanksgiving break.
Wednesday, December 7th – Coffee Talk with Julie. Join Julie in the board room and discuss the Responsive Classroom over a warm cup of coffee.
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Hasta la semana que viene, have a wonderful weekend!

Middle School Update 10/28/16

Hola queridos padres de Middle School!

While October is coming to its end, the engines at MIS Middle School  are working at full steam!

6th graders in Spanish have done several poems and haikus for Day of the Dead, and in Humanities they are working hard on their Catal Huyuk dioram project, while in Science they’ve been able to launch  (after some rain delays) their rockets with Jen.

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6th grade launching rockets getting everything for the countdown!

In the meantime 7th and 8th graders are rehearsing non stop, so don’t forget to mark those calendars for the first ever 7th/8th grade play!: Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 at the UM Music Recital Hall.  This performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream involves all students in various ways and will be a creative, exciting moment for our kiddos!

Also, there’s a lot going on behind the curtains!  is around the corner,and so is the wonderful parade:

MIS celebrates the Day of the Dead on Wednesday, November 2nd.  In the afternoon, K-8 students will meet in their familias to listen to a story read by our librarian. Students will have the opportunity to participate in two mini workshops that may include dance, papel picado, animated skeletons, or other Day of the Dead activities.

At 3 pm the students will gather outside (weather permitting) to sing Tierra Mi Fuego led by our music teacher and middle school students.
Preschool students who are not resting will join the workshops with their classroom teacher.
The Day of the Dead celebration will begin at 1:45 pm and end at 3:15 pm.  Parents are welcome to join us!
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Come march with us! Join MIS at the Festival of the Dead Parade!

Meet us at the red XXX’s downtown at 6:10pm

Look for the skeletons and butterflies! The parade starts at 6:30 P.M.

K-5 Students must walk with an adult. This is an optional school event.

What to wear if marching with MIS? Please dress in monarch butterfly colors and patterns: black and white polka-dots, yellow dots, and/or orange and black stripes! Bring your wings from last year if you have them! Paint your face!

We need your help transporting items to the parade, face painting and more! Please sign up here.
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Talking about hard workers! Don’t forget about this:
MIS Garage Sale
to benefit the 8th grade cultural exchange trip to Mexico
At the new MIS building site,
on the corner of Walnut and 3rd

ONE DAY ONLY!
Saturday, December 10th
7:30am – 2:00pm
($5 Early Bird Fee: 7:30am – 8:00am)
Come for the deals, the bake sale, the live entertainment,
to learn more about the Mexico trip or just to say hello!

Donations:
We are looking for gently used clothes, toys,
furniture, kitchenware, sporting goods, etc!
Drop off times at Walnut and 3rd will be announced soon.
Smaller items may be dropped off at the MIS gym for now.

Volunteers:
Stay tuned…
Garage sale coordinators will be posting parent volunteer opportunities soon!
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And last, but not least, keep in mind these important dates:
Friday, November 11th – NO SCHOOL. Professional day for MIS teachers to prepare for conferences.
Week of November 14th – Parent Teacher Conferences 
November 23, 24 and 25 – NO SCHOOL. Enjoy time with your families over the Thanksgiving break.
Wednesday, December 7th – Coffee Talk with Julie. Join Julie in the board room and discuss the Responsive Classroom over a warm cup of coffee. 
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Hasta la semana que viene, have a wonderful weekend!